EE 211 Circuit I
Summer 2015

This course has an external class
page at http://www.vis.uky.edu/~cheung/courses/ee211_online/index.html.
All the course contents will be
posted onto the internal Blackboard (Bb) site http://elearning.uky.edu.
Email: sccheung at ieee.org
Physical Office: Room
217, Davis Marksbury Building (8592180299)
Appointment: Schedule at http://drcheung.youcanbook.me
Class Schedule
Class Meetings: 6/11 M 2:00p2:50p OHR53 Course Overview
7/3 F 2:00p3:30p TBA Midterm 1
7/20 M 2:00p3:30p TBA Midterm 2
8/6 Th 2:00p4:00p TBA Final Exam
Online Meetings: Two times per week on Adobe Connect
Monday 2:00p–2:50p Week Overview + Handson Lab
Friday 2:00p–3:30p Homework Session
This course will cover the fundamental laws, principles and analysis techniques for circuit analysis. This skill allows us to understand and design any circuits. Circuit analysis and simulation tools are extremely important to the success of microchip manufacturers like Intel and Texas Instruments. Initial circuit analysis involves only sources and resistors. Linear systems of equations are used to solve problems during the second phase. Energy storage elements (capacitors and inductors) are introduced next. Transient analysis of circuits follows and the course ends with sinusoidal steady state problems and complex phasor analysis.
The key to doing well in the
course is consistent hard work. Plan on at least 1215 hours of work
outside of class to study course material, work on homework problems and
prepare prelab assignments. The material builds from fundamental concepts to
more advanced analysis techniques. It is critical that students master the
fundamentals in order to do well throughout the semester and in the future ECE
courses
This is a VERY INTENSIVE online
flipped class. We will begin each week with an online meeting providing an
overview of that week material and motivating the learning objectives with a
handson lab. All students should attempt the lab prior to attending the
meeting so as to give ample time for discussions.
Detailed video lectures,
organized into modules of lectures and examples, will be available at the
course’s Blackboard site. Students need to go over all modules and
complete the online quizzes and homework during the week. At the end of the
week, we will meet again online to discuss homework and other problem solving
techniques.
But you certainly do not need
to wait for the weekly meeting if you have any questions. You are encouraged to
(i) email me with any questions, (ii) schedule a
physical/online meeting with me, or (iii) post the questions on
Blackboard’s online forum for the class.
Week 1 (Ch. 1, 2) 
Introduction; SI Units; Current and Voltage; Passive Sign Convention; Power Conservation; Basic Circuit Components; Circuit Topology; Ohm’s Law; Kirchoff’s Laws 
Week 2 (Ch. 2, 3) 
Equivalent Resistance; Nodal Analysis 
Week 3 (Ch. 3, 4) 
Loop Analysis; Operational Amplifier 
Midterm 1 

Week 4 (Ch. 5) 
Linear System; Superposition, Source Transformation; Thevenin & Norton Theorems; Maximum Power Transfer; 
Week 5 (Ch. 6, 7.12) 
Capacitor & Inductor; Dynamic Systems; Forced and Natural Responses; Differential Equation; Firstorder Systems 
Midterm 2 

Week 6 (Ch. 7, 8.13)) 
Secondorder Systems; Complex Number; Complex Sinusoids; Phasor Representation; 
Week 7 (Ch. 8) 
AC Steady State Analysis; Impedance and Admittance; General Nodal & Mesh Analysis; General Equivalent Circuits 
Week 8 
Course Review 
Final 
A
student who has successfully completed this course should be able to:
1.
Analyze simple resistive circuits including those containing operational
amplifiers and controlled sources with loop and nodal analysis.
2.
Compute Thévenin and Norton equivalent
circuits.
3.
Analyze direct current circuits containing switches, independent sources,
dependent sources, resistors, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers
for transient response using loop and nodal analysis
4.
Analyze alternate current circuits with sinusoidal excitation sources for
steadystate response using loop and nodal analysis.
5.
Use circuit simulator to compute voltages, currents,
transient responses, and sinusoidal steadystate responses.
6.
Build and analyze basic circuits with multimeter,
oscilloscope, and signal generator.
Your
grade will be based on: 
Percentage 
Attendance
of online meetings 
15% 
Online
quizzes (lowest two dropped) 
10% 
Online
homework 
15% 
Two
Midterms 
30% 
Final
Examination 
30% 
Total 
100% 
1.
Online meeting
This is the most important component of the course. Your grade will be based on your attendance, participation and the completion of the handson lab.
2.
Video lectures
The textbook and the video lectures are the two main
sources of course content. You are expected to watch the video lectures on a
daily basis.
3.
Online quizzes
(Wiley Plus)
These are simple questions that are due after each
video lecture. You are expected to complete them on a daily basis. To allow
some flexibility in study schedules, they are usually due midnight
Thursday.
4.
Online homework
(Wiley Plus)
These are longer homework problems. Some of them
require you to provide detailed steps leading to your solutions and/or computer
simulations. Our Friday meetings are designed to provide help in doing the
homework. They are due midnight Sunday.
5.
Midterm and
Final:
Two midterms and a final will be given. No makeup will
be given unless the instructor is notified prior to the exam and proper
documentation is provided to explain the absence. All exams are closedbook but
one doubledsided cheat sheet is allowed for all tests. Scientific/engineering
calculator without networking capability is allowed. All tests will be
conducted onsite at UK.
Each student must complete all quizzes, midterms and
final exams by her or his own efforts. You may discuss homework with your fellow students at
the conceptual level, but must complete all calculations and writeup, from
scrap to final form, on your own. Any form of cheating and/or plagiarism on
graded material will not be tolerated. Offenses will be prosecuted according to
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/Code).
Distance Learning 
To prepare for
the unique requirements of distance learning, you need to have access to a webcam,
PC and additional software. Information about
Distance Learning can be found at UK’s Distance Learning Program (http://www.uky.edu/DistanceLearning/)
and UK’s IT Academic Technology Group (http://www.uky.edu/ukit/atg/ 
MA 114 
Solving system of
linear equations; Trigonometric, Exponential and Logarithm functions; Basic
differentiation and integration; Polar coordinates and basic complex numbers;
Okay to take concurrently 
PHY 232, 242 
Electricity,
Magnetism and Light; Okay to take concurrently 
Items 
Specifics 
Laptop/Tablet
to be used in class 
Windows
7 or up. For Mac User, you will need to setup a virtual machine running
windows 7 or up based on this instruction.

Textbook 
Circuits
10e Editor’s Choice Edition with WileyPLUS
for Blackboard by Irwin (price: $126.50 with
hardcopy text, $92.50 without).
This book will also be used in EE221. 
Scientific
calculator w/o network 
Must
have capability for solving system of linear equations and complex number
manipulation. I like TI
36XPro. It cannot have any networking capability to be used during the
exams. 
Lab
Kit and Simulation Tool 
Digilent Analog Discovery ($99)
+ NI Multisim ($9.95) + Analog Parts kit ($49.99)
needed for homework and laboratory assignment. This kit will be used in
EE221, EE222, and many other analog electronics courses all the way to capstone
design. 
Digital
Multimeter 
I
personally use this,
which includes alligator clips (very handy) and a temperature probe (price:
~$40) 
If you have a
documented disability that requires academic accommodations in this course,
please make your request to the University Disability Resource Center. The
Center will require current disability documentation. When accommodations are
approved, the Center will provide me with a Letter of Accommodation which
details the recommended accommodations. Contact the Disability Resource Center,
Jake Karnes, Director at 859‐257‐2754 or jkarnes@email.uky.edu.
Last
modified: 6/11/2015